Accenture Advanced Enterprise
Performance Management
Solution for SAP
Back to the business of business: using SAP-based
Enterprise Performance Management
makes available the right information
to back more insightful, faster decisions
today fo...
Excellence in enterprise systems has
the potential to drive high performance

Accenture’s ongoing and extensive        ...
EPM as a value creator

Figure 1: Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework
(Details of the framework are s...
Advanced EPM is within reach

Figure 2. Core pillars of finance transformation

 Transactional                  Complia...
A consistent, coherent view of
enterprise-wide performance
Figure 3. Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework...
Backed by the power of Accenture
and SAP

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  1. 1. Accenture Advanced Enterprise Performance Management Solution for SAP Back to the business of business: using SAP-based solutions to exploit today’s insight and fuel tomorrow’s business success
  2. 2. Enterprise Performance Management makes available the right information to back more insightful, faster decisions today for an even better business tomorrow Imagine that your organization had the with stringent legislation. Accenture capability to extract and interpret key believes that such organizations have an sales or operations insight to shape your opportunity to develop more sophisti- business strategy. In today’s business cated capabilities to achieve increased environment, such an ability to closely insight, allowing them to better adapt monitor and adjust the levers of value— to market conditions and opportunities. allowing executives to cut through the At Accenture, obtaining this information complexity of global operations and act and interpreting it is called enterprise at speed—is more critical than ever. performance management (EPM). Ac- centure is working with organizations Organizations that use SAP applications to help them get back to the business to run their business rely on specific of business: moving beyond their focus data to conduct financial practices— on just running the numbers to better close the books, report results, plan identify and manage the drivers of high and budget, control costs, or comply performance.
  3. 3. Excellence in enterprise systems has the potential to drive high performance Accenture’s ongoing and extensive Vodafone teamed with At Siemens, Accenture worked research into high-performance busi- Accenture to take advantage closely with SAP to pioneer ness reveals the enormous potential of enterprise systems to influence the of SAP BusinessObjects Plan- the development of a financial three essential building blocks of high ning and Consolidation (for- reporting solution, which made performance: market focus and position, merly OutlookSoft) technology all reporting and closing infor- performance anatomy, and distinctive capabilities. Particularly, excellence in to improve planning, control, mation available via the Web for enterprise systems provides technology- and management accounting 1,200 consolidated subsidiaries powered levers for developing distinctive processes. Vodafone now has spanning 16 business units— capabilities—the integrated processes powerful cross-area analysis and making it the world’s largest S and services that represent a company’s unique formula for business success… reporting capabilities with new AP enterprise controlling/con- in essence, competitive advantage. functionalities and analysis di- solidation system implementa- While SAP-based enterprise solutions mensions that allow for suitable tion. Among its many benefits, most directly contribute to distinctive performance indicators for new the solution provided a con- capabilities, they also provide the busi- ness intelligence and analytics capability business lines (such as proposi- solidated data resource to 3,000 that allow an organization to make more tion-based profit and loss); high users throughout the Siemens informed decisions about the alignment flexibility of traffic, profitability, corporate finance organization, of all three building blocks for optimal reduced the cycle time for finan- and estimating models—all fully performance. and easily customizable by some cial reporting and consolidation 200 users; system performance by 50 percent, and lowered costs that is compatible with critical by 25 percent through stream- closing timelines; and excellent lined information delivery. system usability, especially for integration of reporting with standard office tools.
  4. 4. EPM as a value creator Figure 1: Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework (Details of the framework are shown on Page 7) Business Strategy Target Setting Enablers Monitor Operate Accenture’s vision for EPM, based on extensive experience and research, is • Better execution of strategies, allowing optimal resource allocation A Harvard Business Review wider in scope than is common—en- and maximizing sustained shareholder study reported that best- compassing the capabilities required to value. manage and optimize business perfor- • Translation of strategic goals into in-class companies with mance across the entire organization. It tactical execution. EPM systems achieved 2.95 includes governance for a holistic view on enterprise performance, business • Enhanced monitoring of strategy execution across the organizational percent higher returns on intelligence for thorough analytics, and dimensions. assets and 5.14 percent enterprise information management for data integration. • More insightful, faster decision higher returns on equity.2 making. Firmly grounded in driving total return • Optimized business performance to shareholders, the Accenture approach across a single enterprise or business to more advanced EPM consistently network. defines and models the key drivers of • Greater connection between the both current and future value and fa- finance and IT departments, including cilitates the translation of performance- shared business goals and strategies. driving strategies into tangible tactics and plans. (See Figure 1) The benefit po- tential is significant in driving competi- tive advantage, increased profitability, and market leadership through1: 1 Enterprise Performance Management: Transforming finance in the journey to value-based management, Accenture 2006, available at: http://www. Enterprise_Performance_Mgmt/R_and_I/ EnterpriseValueBasedManagement.htm 2 Christopher D. Ittner and David F. Larcker, Coming Up Short on Non-Financial Performance Measurement, Harvard Business Review, November 2003.
  5. 5. Advanced EPM is within reach Figure 2. Core pillars of finance transformation Transactional Compliance and Risk Enterprise Perfor- Excellence Management mance Management SAP technology components as enabler Core Enterprise Governance, Risk and Enterprise Perfor- Resource Planning, Compliance mance Management ECC 6.0, Other Tools Enterprise Information Management (Data integration, quality, federation, master data management) Business Intelligence (Query, reporting, analysis) In the Accenture 2008 Today, more than ever before, advanced Drawing on our deep industry experience, EPM is within reach of SAP users. The understanding of business processes and High Performance Finance integration of SAP applications and the exceptional breadth of talent and ca- technologies across the areas of trans- pability across our organization, we have Study,3 only 20 percent actional excellence, compliance and risk created the Accenture Advanced Enter- of responding companies management, and EPM, mirror Accen- prise Performance Management Solution ture’s vision for transforming finance for SAP. The solution is designed specifi- described their EPM into a key contributor of high perfor- cally for organizations that manage their capabilities as “advanced”— mance. (See Figure 2) operations with SAP, helping them to fully incorporate value-added EPM in- encompassing enterprise- From our extensive work with SAP, we sight throughout their enterprise to bet- understand how the SAP application wide, value-driving initiatives suite that enables EPM has evolved ter manage the business and outpace the market. Accenture can determine from and standardization. But and is evolving to be a viable tool that encompasses enterprise-wide initiatives the insight gained through EPM which functions to address first in driving high those companies with and standardization to help drive broad performance—whether strategy, finance, business value—financial and non- “advanced” EPM were much financial, tangible and intangible. business intelligence, customer relation- ship management, supply chain, human more satisfied than others resources, or marketing. (38 percent vs. 6 percent respectively) with the contribution of finance to overall performance and a number of key drivers 3 The Changing Role of the Finance Organization in of high performance. a Multi-Polar World: Accenture High Performance Finance Study 2008, Accenture 2008, available at: and_Insights/By_Subject/Finance_Mgmt/Finance_ Operations/TheChangRole2008.htm
  6. 6. A consistent, coherent view of enterprise-wide performance Figure 3. Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework Business Strategy Determine Key Determine Key Value Refine Corporate Measures of Success Drivers Vision and Strategic Target Setting Objectives Monitor Develop Action Plans, Assess Portfolio Value Re-allocate Resources and Update Forecast Enablers Incentives and Rewards Standardized Processes Set Targets for Key Measures of Review Performance Accountability Integrated IT Architecture with Executive Management Leadership and Capability Data Structures and Controls Cascade Targets to Monitor Key Lower Level Metrics/ Measures of Business Organization Performance Operate Develop Plans to Allocate Resources Review, Challenge and Achieve Targets (all categories) to Finalize Plans and Achieve Plans Forecasts Integration of Information and Management Processes Enablers (People, Process and Technology) The Accenture EPM about markets, products and promotions, approach that is proven to fully integrate and report to stakeholders in a timely functional processes and tools. (See Framework is fully enabled manner. By combining our unique insight Figure 3) The framework illustrates all of by SAP’s EPM applications and experience in enterprise performance the components that must incorporate management, market-leading system key performance metrics into core man- to increase enterprise integration expertise, and deep industry agement processes as well as supporting knowledge, Accenture has formulated a tools, leadership behavior, and culture. insight, accuracy, flexibility, holistic, results-driven approach to tap Each component of the framework and speed. the full benefit of EPM. is enabled by SAP software whereby companies can establish a technical in- Key solution features: The Accenture Advanced Enterprise frastructure that directly supports their • EPM framework for a phased, logical EPM efforts. Performance Management Solution approach. for SAP is a financial and commercial Accenture serves as a trusted and capa- planning and analysis solution that helps • Comprehensive core set of tools with ble guide to help organizations plan for organizations take advantage of the flexibility to customize to company- and execute the kind of change required integration of the SAP platform across specific requirements and processes. to incorporate the benefits of advanced business intelligence, financial planning, • Value and portfolio analysis tools. EPM processes into their business and compliance, and controls to gain a consis- • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting maximize the returns on their SAP in- tent, coherent view of enterprise-wide methods. vestment. Our clients rely on our distinct performance. • Reporting and analytic methods. ability to link our deep understanding The solution enables finance depart- • EPM methods. of business processes with our systems ments to more easily access and deliver integration experience to enable those At the core of the Advanced EPM Solu- processes with packaged solutions. the accurate and actionable information tion is the Accenture Enterprise Perfor- their organizations need to formulate mance Management Framework powered strategic plans, make the right decisions by SAP—a comprehensive, industrial
  7. 7. Backed by the power of Accenture and SAP “Accenture is one of the best providers for clients to consider when they need business process “…SAP BusinessObjects now has a broad portfolio of [EPM and strategy consulting and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)] applications expertise in addition and its overall vision is very strong… linkage of Corporate to technical design and Performance Management (CPM) with GRC through its implementation skills.” Strategy Management component is a visionary move…” Forrester Wave: SAP Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Implementation Providers, (CPM) Suites Q4 ’07 (December 2007) by Neil Chandler, Nigel Rayner, John E. Van Decker, (December 19, 2008) The Accenture-SAP alliance is unlike any Accenture brings to our clients the best other. It is rooted in a long-time strategic of our EPM and SAP resources and skills, relationship with executive-level com- among them: mitment, complementary strategies and • More than 26,500 SAP practitioners talent, and joint developments. globally—including more than 150 SAP brings the very best of performance- specializing in EPM, more than 2,300 enabling technology products while focusing on business intelligence, and Accenture brings a thorough technologi- more than 2,600 specializing in SAP cal understanding of the SAP Business- BusinessObjects software Objects suite, honed from 30 years of • Accenture Information Management SAP experience. The combination helps Services that offers keen insight as clients to uncover the hidden benefits of to data management and integration. integrated SAP applications and tap into Accenture is SAP’s distinguished more business insight for compliance, partner in Master Data Management financial planning, and growth. In fact, capabilities. Accenture is SAP’s primary partner in • Accenture Business Process Repository implementing and integrating its enter- for SAP that houses thousands of prise resource planning central compo- leading business practices and process nent, business intelligence, and master knowledge capital. data management software which are • Accenture Delivery Suite for SAP with critical enablers of EPM. Accenture has proven delivery methodologies and been recognized by SAP with more SAP tools for cost-effective delivery. Pinnacle Awards than any other partner. • Accenture Global Delivery Center Network that offers 24/7 access to skills in more than 40 centers around the globe. More than half of the centers in the network are home to SAP capabilities.
  8. 8. "Accenture and SAP have a strong history of partnering, Contact Us and working together, we have developed deep domain For more information or to sign up for knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our customers. a workshop on how Accenture can help you define your organization’s approach SAP now has a fully configured portfolio for Enterprise to enterprise performance manage- ment leveraging your SAP environment, Performance Management, including strategy, forecasting, contact us at Accenture.AEPMforSAP@ reporting and analytics, that works seamlessly with To learn more about how Accenture is helping organizations lever- our Intelligence Platform and Business Suite to enable age SAP to become high-performance customers to close the loop between strategy and businesses and governments, visit www. execution. Together with our trusted partner Accenture, we can deliver high return-on-investment and rapid time- to-market for customers." John Schwarz CEO, SAP BusinessObjects solution portfolio, and Member, SAP Executive Board Copyright © 2009 Accenture About Accenture About SAP All rights reserved. Accenture is a global management SAP is the world’s leading provider of Accenture, its logo and consulting, technology services and business software*, offering applications High Performance Delivered outsourcing company. Combining unpar- and services that enable companies of all are trademarks of Accenture. alleled experience, comprehensive capa- sizes and in more than 25 industries to bilities across all industries and business become best-run businesses. With ap- functions, and extensive research on proximately 76,000 customers (includes SAP is a trademark of SAP AG, the world’s most successful companies, customers from the acquisition of Busi- Germany Accenture collaborates with clients to ness Objects) in over 120 countries, the help them become high-performance company is listed on several exchanges, businesses and governments. With more including the Frankfurt stock exchange than 186,000 people serving clients in and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For over 120 countries, the company gener- more information, visit ated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for * SAP defines business software as the fiscal year ended August 31, 2008. comprising enterprise resource planning Its home page is and related applications.